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Esther Ferrer

Ferrer





Born in 1937 in San Sebastian, Spain.
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Esther Ferrer is chiefly know for her performances, her main form of expression, alone or in the group Zaj created by Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti and Ramon Barce, from 1967 until its dissolution in 1996.
Her work has always been more orientated towards art/action, an ephemeral practice, rather than towards art/production. That was how she founded with J. A. Sistiaga, in the Spain of the early sixties, the first “Atelier de libre expression” (Free expression workshop).
From the seventies onward, she has devoted part of her activity to the visual arts: worked-over photographs, objects, models, installations and paintings based on the series of prime numbers. Her work is inscribed within a very specific minimalism that could be defined as the “rigor of the absurd”. She says, but only when asked, that every performance is the “art of space, time and presence”.

She represented Spain in the Venice Biennale in 1999, and was awarded four prizes in Spain: the Velazquez prize in 2014, the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 2008 (National Prize for Visual Arts), the Premio Gure Artea in 2012 (Basque country) and in 2014, the Premio MAV - Mujeres en las Artes Visuales (Women in the Visual Arts). Ttwo retrospectives were shown successively in France: in the Frac Bretagne in Rennes, from January through April, 2013 Le chemin se fait en marchant / face A and in the Mac/Val in Vitry-sur-Seine from February through July, 2014 Face B. Image / Autoportrait.

Following those two exhibitions, a monographic work, the first in French (and in English), retracing her performances and her installations, was published jointly with the Frac Bretagne and the Mac/Val.

Four solo exhibitions by Esther Ferrer took place at the Lara Vincy Gallery: The poem of prime numbers in 2002, Within the framework of art (3) in 2009, Structure and space projects in 2014 and Un peu de tout mais bien ordonné in 2021.


Works



Mains féministes #06, "The book of hands" series, 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Mains féministes #06..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

This work is part of the series "The book of hands".Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted mu..

Geste barrière : 1 m (Barrier gesture: 1 m), 2020, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Geste barrière : 1 m..., 2020

Prix sur demande

Signed, dated and numbered lower left on the print and on the back of the frame...

"Feminist Hands" series, 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

"Feminist Hands..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

Signed, dated and numbered lower left on the print and on the back of the frame...

questions & réponses, 2021, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

questions & répo..., 2021

12€

On February 14, 2020, at the auditorium of the Jean Gagnant Cultural Center in Limoges, the Ortanz a..

Débouchez vos idées aussi facilement que votre évier (Unclog your ideas as easily as your sink), 2003, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Débouchez vos idées ..., 2003

4,000€

Signed, titled, dated and numbered on the back of the print and countersigned on the back of the fra..

Série Mains féministes #04 (Feminist Hands Series), 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Série Mains féminist..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

Signed, dated and numbered lower left on the print and on the back of the frame...

Série Mains féministes #02 (Feminist Hands Series), 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Série Mains féminist..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

Signed, dated and numbered lower left on the print and on the back of the frame...

Pavé valise (Laid with cobblestones suitcase), 1970/2021, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Pavé valise (Laid wi..., 1970/2021

Prix sur demande

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Elle était là , 1984, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Elle était là , 1984

Prix sur demande

Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted much of her work to challenging beauty stereotypes and..

Esther Ferrer, 2014, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer, 2014

30€

Monographic catalog published on the occasion of the exhibitions "The path is made by walking (side ..

Feminist Hands #05, "The book of hands" series., 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Feminist Hands #05, ..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

This work is part of the series "The book of hands".Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted mu..

Série Mains féministes #03 (Feminist Hands Series), 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Série Mains féminist..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

Signed, dated and numbered lower left on the print and on the back of the frame...

Euro-portrait (self-portrait), 2002/2004, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Euro-portrait (self-..., 2002/2004

4,400€

This work is part of the series "The book of heads".Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted mu..

Gold Leaves on Pavement, après 1968, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Gold Leaves on Pavem..., après 1968

Prix sur demande

Gold Leaves on Pavement. Esther Ferrer, a pioneer of performance art, has been developing a rich art..

She was there, 1984, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

She was there, 1984

Prix sur demande

Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted much of her work to challenging beauty stereotypes and..

Euro-portrait (Self-portrait), "The book of heads"., 2002/2004, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Euro-portrait (Self-..., 2002/2004

4,400€

This work is part of the series "The book of heads".Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted mu..

Feminist Hands #06, "The book of hands" series, 1977/2005/2012, Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer

Feminist Hands #06, ..., 1977/2005/2012

3,300€

This work is part of the series "The book of hands".Esther Ferrer, an engaged artist, has devoted mu..